Graphic Standards Field Guide to Softscape
Author: Leonard J. Hopper
Release Date: October 24, 2011
Quick, reliable answers to your most common on-site questions When you're in the field, you never know what you'll come across. The Wiley Graphic Standards Field Guide to Softscape gives you fast access to the practical information you need when you're on-site and under pressure.
Presented in a highly visual and easily portable format, the Field Guide is organized to follow a logical project sequence from site evaluation of existing conditions through construction maintenance. Covering everything from soils and planting to storm water drainage, this handy companion conveys the most common answers that landscape architects addressing issues pertaining to softscape need when visiting construction sites and meeting with architects, engineers, clients, or contractors.
The Field Guide to Softscape extends the familiar Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards beyond the office, with:
Quick access to essential information when away from the studio
Things to look for when assessing existing conditions during preliminary design site visits or pre-construction meetings
Graphic Standards-quality details accompanied by real-world photographs of best construction practices and techniques
Illustrations and real-world photographs that help you troubleshoot problems, along with on-the-spot solutions
A list of common construction mistakes and problems to avoid
Compact format that's easy to reference and carry along to job sites
The Graphic Standards Field Guide to Softscape is the ideal companion for the on-the-go landscape architect, design professional, inspector, facilities manager, or anyone who is involved with site construction.
Immediate access to information on over 50 on-site conditions
More than 325 details and photos throughout
Identifies reference standards, acceptable practices, and things to avoid